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post #61 of 88
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Originally Posted by leigh2006 View Post
Yes! I JUST found out I'm due April 11 Crazy though, because I'm still nursing DD full time, and she's not quite 9 mos yet. Yes, I wrote NINE months! I have no idea how the pregnancy will effect my milk supply. Anyone else have some experience with this?
I'm not nursing now, but I have gotten pregnant while nursing twice before, the first time when DD1 was 6 months and the second time when DS was 7-8 months. The second time I had to quit fenugreek/blessed thistle, which never seemed to do much for me anyway.

I worked full-time during both of those pregnancies and pumped OFTEN. Due to supply and constant demand, I started supplementing shortly after getting pregnant and had fully weaned children 3 months and 5 months post LMP. Maybe nursing the baby directly will help you mamas with young infants, but for me, I had to give it up because I was only bringing home 3 ounces after being away from home for 11 hours a day.

I truly wish you the best of luck. You notice that I made it a little further the second time. I think I was a little less stressed that time.
post #62 of 88
I may have already posted on here...but i'm nursing my 5..almost 6 yo and my almost 2 yo......my 5 yo has been wanting to nurse more frequently....i think that is due to him starting kindergarten. And the baby is waking more at night to nurse....and every time i sit down the baby wants to nurse....i find myself standing up alot or moving from the couch to the bed to the table....i'm not sure if my milk supply is dwindling.....my 5yo said the milk still tastes the same.
post #63 of 88
Thread Starter 

Update

I think my 28-month old son, who could not exist without nursing 15 times a day (and night) into his toddler months, is weaning.

This is so bittersweet.

Up until the time I got pregnant again, I used to give my nipple a squirt in the shower once in a while and be so relieved and proud to see that I still had milk, that we had come so far together in our BF relationship. He still nurses before bed, and the sound of him actually swallowing milk (not just sucking) makes me feel so comforted. But now that my nipples are sensitive and I can tell that the milk is clearly depleting, nursing has become uncomfortable for me and annoying for my son.

We've been talking about how the milk is going to go away, but hugs and cuddles will always be available. I wonder, too, if he'd go back to nursing when the baby comes and the milk is flowing again. I guess I'd welcome it - why not, right?

It's been so neat to hear all of your stories about EBF. Is anyone else noticing changes in your LOs?
post #64 of 88
DD latched on yesterday, sucked for a few seconds and then said "All gone?" I tried to squirt some milk but she was right, there wasn't a ton there. I've been drinking like crazy though and it is slightly better but this pregnancy definitely has affected my supply the most.

ETA: DD is a total booby monster as well, so I'm not sure if this will dissuade her and she will wean or what.
post #65 of 88
I've noticed a dip in supply over the last week. ds also seems to be nursing less. down to 5 or so times a day the last several days. Sunday at his party, then with his aunt here to play with him, he went a good 12 hours without nursing at all, and I wasn't even engorged. That day he only nursed twice! There is still milk, and I know he still gets a good bit, especially in the morning when he first comes to our bed at 6. In a way I am sad, but it's also gotten uncomfortable when he latches so I am glad for a bit of a break from his all day nursing.
post #66 of 88
Whoops--I already subscribed to this thread and was about to reply again when I realized that it's in the April 11 DDC (I'm due in Feb)...sorry for posting in the wrong place (I'm such and MDC rookie!)...If it's at all helpful, I really thought my DS would wean when my supply dropped (he was demanding to nursing every few minutes for a few weeks when it started to decline)...I'm sure my supply is nearly nothing now, but he has returned to his normal nursing schedule--several times a day and at night--and no signs of weaning

Good luck to all your nursing April '11 mamas!!
post #67 of 88
Nursing my eight month old and certainly don't plan to wean! Going to take good care of myself because I don't want my milk supply drying up.

Right now she's sick, and nursing is off, and I don't know whether it's because she's sick or if my milk is already changing...

Never nursed pregnant and am hoping for an easy time of it! Glad to see I'm in good company.
post #68 of 88
I'm nursing my 2,5 year old, and plan to keep going.
It does HURT, but I managed to nurse through my last pregnancy, so I'm determined to keep offering this time, too.
I have been nursing constantly since the birth of my first 6 years ago, so I guess my body is quite used to it.
post #69 of 88
My 10 mo and 2.5 yr old are nursing and I'm worried about the baby weaning too early : (
post #70 of 88
My son is tapering off. I'm still working on night weaning. last night he jumped into bed with us around 3 and latched on without me noticing. By then it was too late so I let him nurse. But he switched to the other side, which is more painful for me and I had to stop him. I know he misses it but I am trying to make up for it in other ways. I am hoping that he weans before the baby comes, but after his second birthday.

I feel kinda bad about it but I just have no desire to tandem nurse. I am going to try to follow his lead, and right now I am just praying for a gradual drop in supply. I won't force him to wean though. If we end up tandeming, I will go with it. But I am praying for an end to nursing in the next three months.
post #71 of 88
It seems DS is weaning He was sick and teething earlier this week, but even now that he is better he doesn't want to nurse. I offer several times a day and sometimes he will show interest. But he doesn't latch--just puts his mouth on my nipple, then pulls away and shakes his head "no." So maybe its tasting bad to him now?

I feel sad about it. I had hoped to nightwean, but still wanted to maintain some nursing relationship with him throughout the pregnancy and hopefully beyond. Trying to just let go of that expectation, but I feel disappointed.
post #72 of 88
Hi mommas! I'm still nursing my 18 month old. Thankfully my 3 year old JUST weaned right before I got pregnant (coincidence?). My milk supply is way down and he is asking me to nurse nonstop. I nursed through my 2nd pregnancy and developed a horrible nursing aversion and it was the worst experience ever. I am drinking so much water trying to stop it from happening. And I'm not even entertaining thoughts of weaning right now, because I tried to wean my oldest when I was pregnant the 2nd time... but he really wasn't ready. So all that happened was he felt rejected and heartbroken and I was extremely frustrated, and I think that's what started the nursing aversion for me.
post #73 of 88
Is mommy milk tea ok to drink?
post #74 of 88
Who else is still nursing at this point? DD has no intention of weaning ever. It's starting to get really uncomfortable--I hope I can keep going for her.
post #75 of 88
Last time I was pregnant, I nursed my son until my colostrum came in around 7ish months along. He stopped because he did not like the taste of the colostrum. It wasn't an especially pleasant experience, but it was bearable, and I know I had some milk the whole time. But this time, I am fairly certain I have no milk at all, and nursing my daughter is tortuous. She is completely uncooperative about limitations, crying uncontrollably while tearing at my shirt when I cannot nurse her (because of the pain). I feel horrible.
post #76 of 88
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Originally Posted by puddle View Post
Who else is still nursing at this point? DD has no intention of weaning ever. It's starting to get really uncomfortable--I hope I can keep going for her.
I weaned DS about a month/month and a half ago. DD is still happily nursing. She is actually nursing about 5 to 10 times a day and I am having no real issues with it. It really isn't that uncomfortable or anything. Which is a nice change since when I nursed DS through my pregnancy with DD it was rather uncomfortable and just felt off. I figure DD is likely to end up tandeming with the new baby which is fine with me, I'm not sure what I would do with just one nursling at a time after 18 months of tandem nursing.
post #77 of 88
I'm a little over 17 weeks now, and my 18-month old is nursing 3-4 times in a 24 hr. period. She doesn't seem to mind that there is very little milk, and it isn't unbearable for me (just slightly uncomfortable). At this point, I am preparing to have two nurslings come April.
post #78 of 88
Yep, I'm still nursing. Baby is 14 mo now.

I've started really limiting at night, mostly because I can't handle so many interruptions in my sleep.

My nipples are sensitive, but it's do-able.

I'm 17 weeks, so if we're still nursing fine now, I'm sure we can be come April. I would be fine with dd weaning, but she'd be the first baby I had wean so soon... I always nurse them through their 2nd winter and can't imagine not doing so. We'll see, I guess.

I'm sure all the night nursing was to boost my supply up (or she was teething, or had a diaper rash or was just doing the 'I'm walking now' night time catch up, or or or) I try not to over think it and remember to give her time to nurse during the day.

I know if she gets sick or needs to nurse more she'll just ask for that. It's always so hard to read the signs of nursing toddlers....

I don't really want to tandem nurse, but I do want to let my baby be a baby as long as possible.
post #79 of 88
Yamilee21, I feel for you. My nipples/breasts started hurting horribly about 6 weeks ago, and it go SO difficult to nurse my DD. It seemed to happen about the time that my supply began to dwindle, so she wanted to nurse more often, and I just couldn't stand it. I would let her on for a few minutes, and then tell her that she had to get off. I went ahead and put up with it until the milk was completely gone, but I started saying "no" most of the time after that. It just hurts so badly! She did have a few fits, and she asked several times every day for a couple weeks, but now she only asks once every few days, and is fine when I explain that mommy's bbs need to get ready for the new baby. My DD is 2 1/2yo. I think it's possible she might want to nurse again once the baby comes. I might even suggest that she nurse if I get engorged!LOL
The pain was so bad, and I really didn't expect it. I didn't have any pain the one other time I nursed while pregnant, but I had weaned when I was 20weeks.
post #80 of 88
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Originally Posted by midwestmeg View Post
Yep, I'm still nursing. Baby is 14 mo now.

I've started really limiting at night, mostly because I can't handle so many interruptions in my sleep.

My nipples are sensitive, but it's do-able.

I'm 17 weeks, so if we're still nursing fine now, I'm sure we can be come April. I would be fine with dd weaning, but she'd be the first baby I had wean so soon... I always nurse them through their 2nd winter and can't imagine not doing so. We'll see, I guess.

I'm sure all the night nursing was to boost my supply up (or she was teething, or had a diaper rash or was just doing the 'I'm walking now' night time catch up, or or or) I try not to over think it and remember to give her time to nurse during the day.

I know if she gets sick or needs to nurse more she'll just ask for that. It's always so hard to read the signs of nursing toddlers....

I don't really want to tandem nurse, but I do want to let my baby be a baby as long as possible.

I could have written your post word for word.
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